Assassin's Creed IV Simultaneous PC Release

Back in June Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag director Ashraf Ismail gave indications that the next installment in the Assassin's Creed series would be released for Windows some time after the release of the console editions of the stealth/action series. Now games.on.net has a follow-up from Ubisoft saying they are still working on making this the first game where the PC edition is released simultaneously with the console editions. "The PC version hasn’t been delayed," says Ubisoft's statement. "We’re all still working towards an October 31 release date for all formats."
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Re: Assassin's Creed IV Simultaneous PC Release
Aug 22, 2013, 11:25
Tim
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Re: Assassin's Creed IV Simultaneous PC Release Aug 22, 2013, 11:25
Aug 22, 2013, 11:25
Tim
 
The move to the new engine was the root cause I think. I think AC4 is based on the same one (correct me otherwise) so I'm hoping for a better start this time around.

AC3 disappointed me in quite a few ways so I'm holding out hope that this one sees a true return to form. Certainly the piracy setting seems far more interesting too (plus block-o-wood-lead no longer prevalent - we hope!)
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Aug 22, 2013, 10:01
Verno
 
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Re: Assassin's Creed IV Simultaneous PC Release Aug 22, 2013, 10:01
Aug 22, 2013, 10:01
 Verno
 
AC3 was a buggy mess on consoles and PCs last time, I'm not sure the platform matters that much anymore. The PC market is a lot easier to deal with in terms of compat and Q/A than it used to be as well. I agree though that if they need extra time, please take it because damn AC3 was a buggy POS at release.
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Re: Assassin's Creed IV Simultaneous PC Release
Aug 22, 2013, 08:06
Tim
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Re: Assassin's Creed IV Simultaneous PC Release Aug 22, 2013, 08:06
Aug 22, 2013, 08:06
Tim
 
Logically, doesn't PC testing/bugfixing take longer anyway? I mean, a console is a console, a PC is a myriad of bits and drivers to deal with..

AC3 needed more work on release - i'm not sure bullying them into releasing it half baked is a great idea. Bad SLI bugs (snow) and poor performance didn't half wreck the experience for me
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Aug 21, 2013, 19:31
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Re: Assassin's Creed IV Simultaneous PC Release Aug 21, 2013, 19:31
Aug 21, 2013, 19:31
 
It'd going to be magically delayed to two weeks after the console launch like all the other ACs.
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Aug 21, 2013, 17:34
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Re: Assassin's Creed IV Simultaneous PC Release Aug 21, 2013, 17:34
Aug 21, 2013, 17:34
 
They've said the PC version will be the best look version, so I'd say from the next-gen stuff.
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Re: Assassin's Creed IV Simultaneous PC Release
Aug 21, 2013, 16:11
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Re: Assassin's Creed IV Simultaneous PC Release Aug 21, 2013, 16:11
Aug 21, 2013, 16:11
 
Have they specified anywhere the PC version will be based on the next gen console version instead of the current gen?
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Re: Assassin's Creed IV Simultaneous PC Release
Aug 21, 2013, 15:53
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Re: Assassin's Creed IV Simultaneous PC Release Aug 21, 2013, 15:53
Aug 21, 2013, 15:53
 
Just wait until the October 15th announcement that the PC version is delayed in order to "optimize the experience."
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Re: Assassin's Creed IV Simultaneous PC Release
Aug 21, 2013, 15:30
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Re: Assassin's Creed IV Simultaneous PC Release Aug 21, 2013, 15:30
Aug 21, 2013, 15:30
 nin
 
Fantaz wrote on Aug 21, 2013, 15:28:
I can't wait to play this game... it definitely looks like the best looking pirate game ever made so far!

arrrr!


I agree. It's the first AC I've really been excited about...

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Re: Assassin's Creed IV Simultaneous PC Release
Aug 21, 2013, 15:28
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Re: Assassin's Creed IV Simultaneous PC Release Aug 21, 2013, 15:28
Aug 21, 2013, 15:28
 
I can't wait to play this game... it definitely looks like the best looking pirate game ever made so far!

arrrr!
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Re: Assassin's Creed IV Simultaneous PC Release
Aug 21, 2013, 11:01
Verno
 
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Re: Assassin's Creed IV Simultaneous PC Release Aug 21, 2013, 11:01
Aug 21, 2013, 11:01
 Verno
 
Typically they announce a date at or close to the console release date then shortly before launch they delay it for 15-60 days. Some think its out of piracy concerns, I have no idea the actual reason though. I find Ubisofts ports pretty good these days so I guess any potential delay isn't a big deal, it's just amusing because they do this song and dance every time.
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Re: Assassin's Creed IV Simultaneous PC Release
Aug 21, 2013, 09:58
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Re: Assassin's Creed IV Simultaneous PC Release Aug 21, 2013, 09:58
Aug 21, 2013, 09:58
 
Verno wrote on Aug 21, 2013, 09:13:
They do this every time

oh do they?
got my hopes up for a second there coz I don't have a PS3 any more and this was pretty much the only game I wanted to play on it.

hopefully the PC version won't be delayed too much
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Re: Assassin's Creed IV Simultaneous PC Release
Aug 21, 2013, 09:13
Verno
 
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Re: Assassin's Creed IV Simultaneous PC Release Aug 21, 2013, 09:13
Aug 21, 2013, 09:13
 Verno
 
They do this every time
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